Great news, guys! The spiky hairstyles you’ve long desired since ‘90s are back in style! After taking such a long hiatus, it’s time to re-teach yourself how to style those sharp spikes. However, before you do, you need to make sure you have the right haircut. The ideal hair length is anywhere from ½” to 2”, but you can easily grow it out a little bit longer and still get great results. When you let your stylist know your intention to create some slick spikes, they’ll know exactly what to do to set you up for success.
Gather The Right Products
There’s not a single magical product that can make the best spiky hairstyle. However, some of the best quality hair care products to use includes gels, wax and/or pomade. Using a good leave in conditioner is also ideal prior to spiking your hair, just to make sure it will be in the best shape possible before you start styling.
Don’t Overlook Details
The main consideration with styling spiky hair is the details. Once you use your product of choice to coat your hair thoroughly and lift it up, you just need to use your fingers to define the shape. Take your fingers and start at the base of the hair, then run them up to the tip to ensure the spike is completely coated with gel or wax. Do this one-by-one to ensure uniformity.
Some guys choose to use a protective hair serum to minimize hair damage, but it’s not a complete necessity in most cases. You could use a combination of hair gel and wax to further define each spike and detail them how you wish. If you accidentally coat your locks with too much gel or wax and it won’t dry in place, you can use a blow dryer to harden them more quickly.
Spikes With Long Hair?
While it’s easier to create a spiky hairstyle with short hair, don’t feel like you’re left out if you have long hair. Keep in mind we’re talking about hair no longer than about 3”, in most cases. Just use the same quality hair care routine as described above for short hair. However, you’ll likely need to incorporate some hair spray or protective hair serum due to the extra length. The only difficult part about long spiky hair is it takes a little more time to perfect.
At Remysoft, we have all the products guys need to achieve the spiky hairstyle they desire. Be sure to contact us for styling tips or to get the perfect quality hair care products.